The ruling means gay and lesbian couples who are legally married will be able to take advantage of federal tax breaks, pension rights, and other benefits that are available to other married couples. April 5-December 23, The Minnesota Supreme Court was one of the first in the nation to rule on the issue of marriage between same-sex couples.
Not recognized in Caribbean overseas territoriesthough marriage-equivalent ordered for the Cayman Islands. Last year, Justice Antonin Scalia's fiery dissent from a court ruling that watered down Arizona's crackdown on immigration included a reference to comments President Barack Obama made at a news conference that took place between the argument in the case in April and the announcement of the decision in June.
States have taken different legal approaches. August 1, Retrieved March 11, Retrieved August 29, Gender-neutral marriage bill passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed into law by the Governor of Oregon went into effect on January 1,
Retrieved February 21, We're going to protect marriage. Metro Weekly.
The Court of Appeals , Maryland's highest court, agreed to hear the state's appeal in , bypassing the intermediate court. The language was then brought into the Conference Committee on SF in the House version of the bill. Retrieved June 10, A Petition for Review related to the dismissal of the case against the state was filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The bill proposed an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution stating that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. I have also concluded that treating the children of families headed by same-sex couples with lesser protections under the law than the children of families headed by heterosexual parents, is also unjust.